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AuthorTopic: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga  (Read 7575 times)

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Offline Yasu

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2014, 11:37:42 AM »
@Iggy

Yep, that was me. Can't stay away from those things :)

Offline eliyahu

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2014, 01:44:31 PM »
@thread

i've merged the two threads on this topic to this one as requested by klx300; apologies if the flow is slightly off after the merge. :)

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« Last Edit: June 17, 2014, 04:10:27 PM by eliyahu »
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Offline itix

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2014, 11:42:18 PM »
Was the article slightly updated or is it just me?
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline zylesea

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2014, 08:32:51 PM »
Nice coverage. Would be cool to know whether such an article has an actual impact. I.e. if it yields new users

Offline Matt_H

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 12:24:07 AM »
amiga-news.de is reporting that a German tech site has also picked up on G4 Macs for MorphOS. Seems to be pretty a pretty lively discussion going on over there, but I can't understand much of it :)
 

Offline itix

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2014, 09:17:37 AM »
Quote from: Matt_H;767091
amiga-news.de is reporting that a German tech site has also picked up on G4 Macs for MorphOS. Seems to be pretty a pretty lively discussion going on over there, but I can't understand much of it :)


I read it with translator (my German is not good enough) and it seems it sparkled quite some interest there. It is good to have an outsider reviews. Those written by Amiga users are often very forgiving...
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Offline Borut

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2014, 01:20:24 PM »
Some people are complaining as usual:
- some think it looks too colorfull on the screenshot which was posted there
- some dont´t like the font
- for some it is too expensiv or the demo-time is too short
- for some it looks too much like linux
- for some it looks too less like linux
- some say it is not enough compatible with 68k software (games mostly)
- some want x86 HW to run it on

And then as usual the "dead horse riding"-bull%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@! comments ;-)

To be fair I read mainly the negative comments because it is more amusing ;-)
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2014, 02:17:16 PM »
Quote from: Borut;767196
Some people are complaining as usual:
- some think it looks too colorfull on the screenshot which was posted there
- some dont´t like the font
- for some it is too expensiv or the demo-time is too short
- for some it looks too much like linux
- for some it looks too less like linux
- some say it is not enough compatible with 68k software (games mostly)
- some want x86 HW to run it on

And then as usual the "dead horse riding"-bull%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@! comments ;-)

To be fair I read mainly the negative comments because it is more amusing ;-)

Yeah, it CAN get amuzing hearing people complain about what MorphOS isn't, while ignoring how far its come in its development.
Luckily, the development team has a had the integrity to rise above these common demands and focus on what THEY think the OS ought to be.
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Offline Boot_WB

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2014, 08:14:37 PM »
Quote from: Borut;767196
Some people are complaining as usual:
- some think it looks too colorfull on the screenshot which was posted there
- some dont´t like the font
- for some it is too expensiv or the demo-time is too short
- for some it looks too much like linux
- for some it looks too less like linux
- some say it is not enough compatible with 68k software (games mostly)
- some want x86 HW to run it on

And then as usual the "dead horse riding"-bull%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@! comments ;-)

To be fair I read mainly the negative comments because it is more amusing ;-)


Is that a general comment about the NG Amiga forums? :lol:
Mac Mini G4 (1.5GHz, 64MB VRam, 1GB Ram): MorphOS 3.6
Powerbook 5.8 (15", 1.67GHz, 128MB VRam, 1GB Ram): MorphOS 3.8.

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Offline nicholas

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2014, 10:35:38 AM »
Quote from: zylesea;767079
Nice coverage. Would be cool to know whether such an article has an actual impact. I.e. if it yields new users

Perhaps the registration tool could be modified to have a "Where did you hear about MorphOS?" type thing for the next release?
“Een rezhim-i eshghalgar-i Quds bayad az sahneh-i ruzgar mahv shaved.” - Imam Ayatollah Sayyed  Ruhollah Khomeini
 

Offline wawrzon

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2014, 05:43:56 PM »
Quote from: nicholas;767248
Perhaps the registration tool could be modified to have a "Where did you hear about MorphOS?" type thing for the next release?


just to have another thing people would complain about?

btw, have briefly checked the thread and see a lot of criticism. looks like 90% of general public doesnt exactly see the point in morphos, for reasons that could be applied to other amiga ng solutions as well, perhaps with some exceptions in favour of aros. points being, quite expectably like:
1. high cost of the system (i mean 50-100eur is already consdered high entry fee as you can check for yourself). many consider that it should be free and open source to be worth attention.
2. lack of software to justify usage, especially in comparison to unlimited alternatives especially from the linux world.
3. in comparison to genuine amiga its better to get  the real thing
and so on..

it looks like in the outside world no ng solution can beat the genuine amiga till this day, no matter how much you would argue with people. vox populi vox dei. guess, it is some food for thought, especially for those who want to reach the wider audience with their solution of choice.
 

Offline itix

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2014, 05:57:28 PM »
Quote from: wawrzon;767258

it looks like in the outside world no ng solution can beat the genuine amiga till this day, no matter how much you would argue with people. vox populi vox dei. guess, it is some food for thought, especially for those who want to reach the wider audience with their solution of choice.


But there is no solution to this problem. Those who are complaining high price and lack of software are right. You can get Linux for free and it has all imaginable software. And it is not Amiga 500 compatible so no win there either. Amig 500 is always Amiga 500 and no amount of development to new Amigas can change that.

We just have to give up unrealistic dreams for Amiga (in any form) making it big. Not even small.
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2014, 06:13:21 PM »
Ya... it sucks, they should have went with the Deskmate look instead.

Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline wawrzon

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2014, 06:19:49 PM »
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But there is no solution to this problem.

probably not. and im not saying morphos is in vain or should now reconsider the course. still reding the comments directed towards morphos i accidentaly kind of got reassured that anything closer aligned with the genuine system (be it some new software or fpga hardware) would probably gain a warmer welcome, less bait and less doubt.
 

Offline wawrzon

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2014, 06:28:58 PM »
Quote from: XDelusion;767262
Ya... it sucks, they should have went with the Deskmate look instead.



im also not so sure why does the morphos screenshot get so much flak. but then its a little a question of fashion, and when it comes to fashion its easy (and cruel) to fall behind. at least excessive use of gradients isnt probably what is considered up to date, and i must say win8 with its lack of all that questionable eye candy has met my approval.